More news courtesy of Entertainment Weekly’s special edition Comic-Conissue. Here’s our first look at Hayley Atwell‘s Marvel One Shot short that focuses on her character, Agent Carter. The story will pick up shortly after Captain America: The First Avenger ended. Marvel Studios co-president Louis D’Esposito explains to Entertainment Weekly:
“First of all it’s a period piece. You have three fight scenes as opposed to Item 47, where we just had basically one action scene. We had five days – one more day than we did on Item 47 but I think it’s double in size. And also the visual style of it, that requires time. So there was pressure on us. I have people looking over my shoulder, looking at the watch saying, ‘Come on, you’re costing us a lot of money!’”
“Not everyone can be frozen in ice from that period,” D’Esposito jokes. “So it was: How do we tell another Hayley Atwell story? It’s a year since Cap plunged into the ocean, and in our mind, we said there’s a few SSR offices. If you want to relate it to now, it’s like the OSS, the precursor to the CIA. The SSR is the precursor to S.H.I.E.L.D. There’s some satellite offices in New York and right now their primary concern is getting Zodiac. Zodiac in the books has been many many different things. We just want you to know it’s deadly, it’s important, bad guys are guarding it, and it’s imperative she gets it.”
Dominic Cooper is set to return as Tony Stark’s father, Howard Stark. It’s set to premiere at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, and you will be able to own it on the upcoming Iron Man 3 Blu-ray available on September 24th.